AMPED Louisville music program receives $50,000 national award

AMPED Louisville music program receives $50,000 national award
AMPED provides free afterschool programs for young people, focusing on music. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A local, nonprofit music program teaching students music composition, performance and technology is being honored with a national award and a $50,000 prize.

The Academy of Music Production Education and Development in Louisville, providing free music education and performance programs for children aged 8 to 18, has won the Infusion Award through the national philanthropic organization Lewis Prize for Music, according to a release sent Tuesday.

The Lewis Prize for Music, founded in 2018 by philanthropist Daniel R. Lewis, announced that over $2 million in funding will be given out to eight organizations across the U.S. teaching students and giving them access to music education. The program said the goal is to strengthen communities and put music at the center of equity efforts.

AMPED Louisville was nominated by the Lewis Prize for Music back in November. This is their first award from The Lewis Prize program.

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